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Qattara Depression

Qattara Depression Desert basin in the Libyan Desert, nw Egypt. Impassable by armies and vehicles, it marked the s end of the British defensive line at El Alamein (1942) and stopped the German Afrika Korps' advance under Erwin Rommel. It contains the lowest point in Africa, at 133m (436ft) below sea level. Area: c.18,130sq km (7000sq mi).

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Qattara Depression

Qattara Depression (kätär´ə) or Munkhafad al-Qattarah (mŏŏngkhäfäd´ äl-kät-tärä´), desert basin, c.7,000 sq mi (18,130 sq km), NW Egypt, NE Africa, in the Libyan Desert. It was long believed to be the lowest point (436 ft/133 m below sea level) in Africa, a record now claimed by Lake Assal, in Djibouti.

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